December 4, 2021
The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on campus in the Don Ridler Field House. 

University leaders will share reflections and special messages, honorary degree and Alumni Achievement Award recipients will inspire you with their words of wisdom and hope, and – most importantly – you will be individually recognized for your amazing accomplishment!



Graduation Fair

The Grad Fair is where you will collect your Commencement Tickets and purchase your cap and gown. You do not need to preorder a cap and gown. Each student is allotted 6 guest tickets in addition to their own student ticket. Please bring a photo ID with you when you come in to get tickets. 

Date: November 1, 2, and 3 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Blue Devil Bookstore (inside the Buell Building)

Congratulations Class of 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

The Commencement ceremony will take place on December 4, 2021 at 10 a.m. on campus in the Don Ridler Field House (Building #15).

Tickets will be distributed to participating graduates at the Grad Fair on November 1st, 2nd and 3rd from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in front of the LTU Bookstore. The LTU Bookstore is located inside the Buell Management Building (it is building #5). Each student is allotted 6 guest tickets in addition to their own student ticket. Please bring a photo ID with you when you come in to get tickets. The Grad Fair is also where you can purchase a cap and gown.

 In order to be eligible for the ticket allotment, students must have applied to graduate and RSVPed as attending before the deadline. 

Each student is allotted 6 guest tickets in addition to their own student ticket. Please bring a photo ID with you when you come in to get tickets. Tickets will be distributed at the Grad Fair on November 1, 2 and 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in front of the LTU Bookstore. The LTU Bookstore is located inside the Buell Management Building (it is building #5). The Grad Fair is also where you can purchase a cap and gown.

Students who do not have a ticket will not be allowed to participate in the Commencement ceremony. Guests without tickets will not be admitted. Lost tickets will not be replaced. In order to be eligible for the ticket allotment, students must have applied to graduate and RSVPed as attending before the deadline.

If you are unable to attend the Grad Fair, you can authorize a friend or family member to collect your tickets and cap/gown by emailing graduation@ltu.edu no later than October 25, 2021.

If you are not able to attend or to have a friend/family member collect your tickets, then you will need to complete a Commencement Ticket Request form and email it to graduation@ltu.edu no later than November 3, 2021. Please be aware that the university is not responsible for tickets which are delayed due to mail issues. Lost tickets will not be replaced. You will also need to contact the LTU Bookstore regarding cap and gown purchasing arrangements. The LTU Bookstore phone number is 248.204.3030.

Students who do not have a ticket will not be allowed to participate in the Commencement ceremony. Guests without tickets will not be admitted. In order to be eligible for the ticket allotment, students must have applied to graduate and RSVPed as attending before the deadline. Each student is allotted 6 guest tickets in addition to their own student ticket. Please bring a photo ID with you when you come in to get tickets. 

Yes! If you have not already purchased a cap and gown, you will need to purchase them at the Grad Fair. A cap and gown are REQUIRED to participate in Commencement. You do not need to preorder the cap and gown. The Grad Fair will take place on November 1, 2 and 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in front of the LTU Bookstore. The LTU Bookstore is located inside the Buell Management Building (it is building #5).

If you are unable to attend the Grad Fair, you can authorize a friend or family member to collect your tickets and cap/gown by emailing graduation@ltu.edu no later than October 25, 2021.

Graduation Price List - Bachelor Package - $67, Master Package - $112, PHD Package - $164, Honor Cords - $15, Hat only - $10, College Tassel - $7, Souvenir - $11, Master Hood only - $37, PHD Hood only - $51. Prices listed are estimates and do not include the sales tax. These items are purchased through the LTU Bookstore at the Grad Fair.

Yes!  The Commencement ceremony will be live streamed. You can watch the Commencement on this website (https://www.ltu.edu/commencement/) on December 4, 2021 starting at 10 a.m. There is no separate link to view the ceremony as it will stream on this website. After the ceremony ends, it will also be available for on demand viewing.

Only eligible graduates may purchase honor cords at the Grad Fair. For the information on eligibility, visit www.ltu.edu/registrars_office/graduation-requirements.asp.

Contrary to popular belief, diplomas are not awarded during the graduation ceremony. Diplomas are only awarded once a student has completed their degree. A degree audit is completed by the department of the degree being sought. If the student has completed all requirements to receive the degree, they will list the student as "graduated." An additional audit is then completed by the graduation team and the degree is posted to their transcript.

Diplomas are distributed approximately one month after the traditional semester ends. 

The one-time graduation fee assessed to students covers the cost of the diploma and postage, degree processing, degree audit and verification from each department and the Registrar’s Office. All graduates must pay the fee, regardless of attendance at the ceremony.

Yes! You will need to RSVP via an online form to ensure a seat is reserved for you. A link to the form was sent via email to your LTU email account in early October. The deadline to RSVP to attend the ceremony is Friday, October 15th.

Please Note: All faculty must wear full academic regalia to participate in the ceremony. As indicated the in the email reminders, the deadline for regalia rental orders was October 8, 2021. If you own your regalia and plan to attend, the deadline to RSVP to attend the ceremony is Friday, October 15th.

Faculty members do not need a ticket. You simply need to show your photo ID when you check in at the front door of the Don Ridler Field House (Building #15). Once inside, follow signs for “Faculty Robing”.

Notes from the Community

With everything going on with the world, we were able to sit down commit and push through it. Our class is resilient, flexible and can adapt to anything! We did the work and we are here! We’re going to do great things in life.
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2021! WE DID IT!

Ciara Watson

Congratulations GFX-2D20 we did it! Thank you all for being such an inspiration to me. Can't wait to see what our future holds.

Angela Hicks

Jack Stibal,
Congratulations, Jack Stibal, on your BS in Architecture Design!
You did it. Through all the adversity, you persevered…and you did it! This degree is so well deserved, and sends you on your way to a successful career doing what you love. Next up: M.Arch Degree.
Dad is smiling down on you BIG TIME today. He was in awe of your talent and dedication. He was so proud of you, as are your brother and I. We love you to the moon!

Mom and Michael
GO BLUE DEVILS

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